Overgaauw Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Veritas 2004 - Gold
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This classic, massive, full-bodied cabernet with a lengthy berried pallet, finishes with a typical cabernet profile supported by soft tannins.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Overgaauw Estate
winemaker : Chris Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.19 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2004 - Gold
4½ star rating in John Platter Wine Guide.
Wine Magazine 4 star winner – April 2004 issue. (One of two 4 star ratings out of 79 wines tasted)
Winner of the Wine 500 Cab.Sauv. Category tasting in October 2004.
Veritas 2005 - Gold

ageing : The maturation in oak barrels adds to the complexity and future development of this wine and a promising aging potential of 7-15 years.

in the vineyard : Soil Type: Deep Red Clovelly
Age of Vines: 16 years

about the harvest: Harvest date: 50% February 2001, 50% March 2001
Yield: 6 tons / ha
Sugar level: 24,8º Balling

in the cellar : This product pays tribute to the exceptional 2001 vintage on the estate. Dark, intense with an abundance of mulberry/blackberry fruit produced from healthy grapes. After fermentation and extended maturation on the skins, the wine was racked into French oak barrels to mature for 18 months before bottling.

Length of Fermentation: 3 weeks skin contact.
Cellar Maturation: 18 months in 100% new 225L French oak barrels.

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